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Re: Aim low, shoot high

Posted by ESC on January 06, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Aim Quotes posted by SR on January 06, 2005

: : : Do you know where or from whom this phrase come from?

: : I don't know. But I'm looking for a similar phrase: "Aim low and shoot high." A coworker who is a hunter said it about writing goals. I guess he meant have modest goals and then try to exceed them.

: There is a wonderful site for quotes by 'googling'
: the key word you are looking for. Try 'Aim.'
: One of my favourites is...
: "Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star."
: W. Clement Stone

: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/aim.html
: SR

Today I asked a coworker, who is a championship marksman, about the two aim expressions. He said that when using some weapons the shooter has to aim a bit lower than the target to compensate for the gun bucking up when firing.